This program starts out with Peterborough bassist, Wesley Collett-Taylor, and a recent project where he and some Toronto musicians recorded some of his own compositions, based on stories and poems. This particular selection is inspired by a poem by W.H. Auden.
Also on the program you`ll hear two versions of Blue Skies–one by the underrated singer/pianist Nellie Lutcher followed by an interpretation by Art Tatum. Also you’ll hear two versions of a more recent Eddie Gomez composition–including a beautiful vocal by Eugene McDaniels.
Then a tribute to Johnny Hodges.
There’s a gypsy jazz composition by Toronto Group Sultans of String, and lastly, two versions of one of Django Reinhardt’s most famous compositions—one of them being blues/heavy metal/and surf.